‘Focused, Yet Empathetic’ Sustains Company

Nancy Lazkani’s Icon Media Direct is growing, so the future is ‘more of the same.’

Nancy Lazkani is the founder and chief executive of Icon Media Direct, a media marketing company in Sherman Oaks.


FDA OK for Lumakras Opens Lung Market

Amgen drug is the first that specifically targets common type of non-small cell pulmonary cancer.

FDA approval for Amgen Inc.’s drug Lumkras to treat lung cancer.


Pub Breweries Poised to Pour in Reopening

RETAIL: Pandemic-weary consumers want local beers.

A new generation of boutique brewers has emerged across the Valley region.


Brokers’ Boss

Richard Matricaria, new chief operating officer for the western U.S. at Marcus & Millichap, talks about the big picture for commercial real estate.

An interview with Richard Matricaria. the new chief operating officer for the western states at Marcus & Millichap Inc.


Pharmavite   Buy Focuses On Women

Uqora specializes in treating urinary tract infections.

Pharmavite, a West Hills vitamin and supplement company, has acquired Uqora, a firm that specializes in urinary health supplements based in San Diego.


Evictions Put On Hold One More Time

State and L.A. County pass protections through Sept. 30.

Tenants have been granted three more months of protection from eviction.


Male-Dominated Aviation Makes Way for Helinet

Her background as a jet pilot garners respect in the industry for Kathryn Purwin.

The stories behind four women entrepreneurs in the San Fernando Valley.


Mel for Mayor

Valley home broker and former NFL player Mel Wilson announces candidacy to lead city.

Valley home brokers Mel Wilson announces he is running for Los Angeles mayor.


Recovery Blueprint

HEALTH CARE: Abbott Labs showcases back-to-work system, testing 1,000 employees a week.

HEALTH CARE: Abbott Labs showcases back-to-work system, testing 1,000 employees a week.


‘Workin’ Mom’ Has Juggled Dual Career

Compass Sherman Oaks agent Jessalyn Wanlim mixes residential real estate with role in a Netflix series.

Sherman Oaks agent Jessalyn Wanlim juggles real estate career with acting.


Early Athletes

EDUCATION: Future Elite Academy prepares seventh and eighth graders both mentally and physically for ‘the Division I lifestyle.’

Future Elite Academy prepares seventh and eighth graders for “the Division I lifestyle.”


How to Compensate for Comic-Con?

Taped panels, merchandise cheer fans at virtual event.

What Valley area companies are doing for the second virtual San Diego Comic-Con.


CSUN’s Incubator a Model for South African Innovation

Tim Tiemann, managing director of CSUN’s Innovation Incubator in the David Nazarian College of Business and Economics, has been asked by the U.S. State Department to develop similar business incubators with South Africa’s universities.


Adventist Health Simi Valley Partners on Up-Front Medical Payment Program

Adventist Health Simi Valley and MDsave have partnered on a new way for patients to save money as an increasing number of people pay out of pocket for health care.


Residential Broker’s Side Hustle: Insurance

Eli Tene of Century 21 Peak in Woodland Hills looks to cross sell coverage to clientele of new homeowners.

Peak Entities adds insurance to its portfolio of real estate-related businesses.


A Pair of Upscale Home Flippers

David Emanuel at Compass locates the houses; Jacob Levy at Concept Renovation flips them.


Elder Facility to Replace Church Buildings in Encino

The site of an Encino church will transform into 146 senior apartments, according to a filing with the Los Angeles Department of City Planning.

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Semtech Collaborates on Peel-and-Stick Sensors

Semtech Corp. is collaborating with a Japanese company on a new line of peel-and-stick sensors.


‘Valley 200’ Ready for Exotic Travel

Judging by responses from our Valley 200 honorees, an African safari is the most popular bucket list item right now.


Outdoor Dining Legislation Moves Forward

Legislation to expand outdoor dining in the state was approved by the California Senate Health Committee.